My Pregnancy Fitness Routine

It’s easy to make excuses as soon as you get pregnant not to work out –bringing food to mouth counts as bicep curls right? But really, in the beginning it’s the morning sickness and by month nine it’s the lack of energy and all of the other third trimester issues. Honestly those are good reasons. But I’ve always felt it was important to continue some type of workout throughout my pregnancy to keep my muscles strong and body feeling good (exercise releases endorphins which helps with our mood and ability to manage pain).

My Pregnancy Exercises | Tamera Mowry

Through this pregnancy I’ve been working with Helene of LA Rox. She was phenomenal during and after my pregnancy with Aden, so it was a no brainer to work with her again. Because every trimester our bodies change, Helene put together routines that target different muscles and a range of exercises to keep this momma motivated.

At the start of my first trimester the focus was on muscles that will be compromised during pregnancy. Here’s Helene’s list of each body part and why we focus on these early on:

The Lower Back – because we women hold so much weight from the baby bump.
The Shoulders – because they will be used a lot more for lifting baby and car seats etc.
The Legs – because they are the largest muscle group in our bodies and become weaker while pregnant. Most women have less energy during the first trimester and are less active. Leg strength helps with pushing the baby out of the body, so keeping those strong is the focus.
The Arms – because toned arms (biceps and triceps) make moms feel fit and leaner too.
The Chest and Hips – because they help keep the body balanced.

By combining pilates, yoga, core, strength and resistant training through intervals of 3-5 exercises – with bursts of cardio in between – Helene makes me sweat. It’s so gratifying afterward though! Strengthening my body so it can be its healthiest, along with a good diet, makes me confident that I’m doing the right thing for my baby. By trimester two we switched to a modified versions of my original pregnancy exercises. There were a little more weights and reps, but nothing too crazy.

My Pregnancy Exercises | Tamera Mowry

It’s the third trimester that has been drastically different and the workouts I’m enjoying right now. We almost exclusively do aqua sessions. With a series of resistant exercises completed with Helene’s water training tools and laps of swimming with fins, kick boards and hand fins in between, it’s the perfect workout. Helene says, “The pool is a perfect environment for women to feel zero gravity pull from the baby bump.”At a time when I can barely bend over to pick something I drop up off the ground, the pool provides the perfect resistance without me struggling too badly through a workout.

My Pregnancy Exercises | Tamera Mowry

Getting that workout in!

By keeping my body strong throughout pregnancy we’re heightening my balance and strength. So when my girl is born, I’ll be stronger and more energized. A must when there will be plenty of sleepless nights and a family to take care of. And an added benefit to training while pregnant? Getting my pre-baby body back will be much easier. You mommas know what I’m talking about!

Xx,
Tamera

Find out more about Helene on her site LA Rox and follow her on social, here

  • Marym carlson

    I love these ideas for third trimester!! I’m having my 6th and final baby. I am at 30 weeks today and about three weeks ago I stopped working out due to going on vacation and letting my routine go

  • catherine

    You look Great Tamera, and you so active, you make pregnancy such simple. Your martenity wardrobe is fiece. I think it will be AWESOME if you can give birth on your birthday, such a Beautiful Present from God. It will actually be nice if you and Tia have a third partner in crime celebrating the same day. All the BEST to the Beatiful SOUL in and out.xoxo

  • You go girl!

  • Azaria

    You look beautiful Tamera. You make pregnancy look easy but I know it’s not. God blessed you and your family and I hope you will have a safe delivery.

  • Victoria Mccray-Gifford

    Beautiful Pregnant Woman!

  • Ina Turner

    Tamera,You look so healthy,You go girl,baby girl will be hear very soon,I see some followers are saying It seem like you have been pregger forever.
    Tamera,please do not let that bother you,it is a blessing to carry your babies
    full term,and not have them premmie with health problems,I know we get tired at the end”I have three” so I know!!!!Thank God for hubbys that rub feet and back and coach us on!!!! Pray you have a easy and safe delivery.
    Blessings!!!!!

  • S Jackson

    Congrats on your baby girl! I’m curious what kind of swimcap you use. I haven’t used one in years because they still used to let water in back in the day. I know you’re going to be busy but when you have time. Thanks!

    • Mo

      It looks to me like Speedo brand. You can usually get them at most sporting goods stores or Target.

  • Vivian Ortega Dunston

    Congrats!!!!!! Wow-weee so exciting…………..

  • Perni G.

    Cool! Swimming is a challenge but I’ll purchase the mini board thingy so I don’t wear myself out! :-)

  • Kay Prince

    Thanks T, I wish I would have known this when I was having my five children